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Terry Pheto’s AYANDA film to screen at the Pan African Film Festival

Terry Pheto’s AYANDA film

Terry Pheto’s award winning film, AYANDA, is set to screen at the 24th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival taking place in Los Angeles tomorrow, Saturday, 6 February 2016, and next week Sunday, 14 February 2016.

The AYANDA screening at the 24th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival just comes off the recent announcement of AYANDA being available on the popular international video streaming service, Netflix. This will make AYANDA the first South African film to be included and made available for international consumption on the platform’s streaming service.

“It’s humbling to see all the film festivals that have picked up Ayanda over the past few months. It’s a great opportunity for more people to see the film and it’s an honour for myself and Leading Lady Productions to have AYANDA being screened at this year’s Pan African Film & Arts Festival” expresses Terry Pheto.

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Maftown Heights Special documentary to air this Friday on Channel O

Maftown Heights Special documentary

The highly anticipated Maftown Heights Special documentary is set to air on Channel O this Friday, 29th January 2016, at 17:00 with a repeat on Sunday, 31st January 2016, at 13:00.

The documentary covers the Maftown Heights story from its humble beginnings in 2010 with an audience of 900 people to being Africa’s second largest hip hop festivals which saw an audience attendance of just under 10 000 people in 2015.

Maftown Heights was created out of a desire for Khuli Chana to create a platform in Johannesburg, where he resides, that celebrates the greatness that has emanated from his home town Mahikeng. Mahikeng is the birthplace of what is now the largest sub-genre of hip hop in South Africa, Motswako.

Maftown Heights was co-founded by Khuli Chana and Dream Team SA Director, Refiloe Ramogase, to bring the idea to life through music and giving a platform to artists with Motswako roots, as well as to artists that have collaborated with and/or supported Motswako artists in one way or another.

Since Maftown Heights’ inception in 2010, artists such as Khuli Chana, Cassper Nyovest, AKA, TKZee, HHP, Tuks, Mo Molemi, JR, Thebe, Skwatta Kamp, Cashtime Fam, Tumi Molekane, Fifi Cooper, Towdee Mac, Lection, Notshi, Magesh, Reason and Pro, just to mention a few, have performed on the Maftown Heights stage. Some were complete under dogs at the time when they first performed at Maftown Heights and have since gone on to become household names in South Africa and on the continent.

Maftown Heights is considered to be premier hip hop calendar event for both artists and fans alike. This is because the festival provides a world class stage, complete with all the bells and whistles of top notch production, to both established and developing artists alike.

Besides celebrating Motswako as a genre, the festival is a key platform in showcasing both South African and African hip hop at large, such as having the likes of Burna Boy and Ice Prince perform on stage in previous years. Maftown Heights continuously seeks to build a bridge between hip hop and other musical genres, by inviting the likes of The Parlotones, Goapele, Mafikizolo and MuZart to perform over the years.

You don’t want to miss the Maftown Heights Special documentary on Channel O, that unravels the Maftown Heights story over the past 6 years with insights from various artists that have performed at the festival as well as from its co-founders, Khuli Chana and Refiloe Ramogase.

Save The Date

Friday, 29th January 2016, at 17:00 on Channel O DSTV Channel 320
Repeat: Sunday, 31st January 2016, at 13:00

Connect with Maftown Heights

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Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights

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Instagram: @DreamTeamSA_

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BBC RADIO & BBC 1 XTRA selects AKA in their prestigious HOT FOR 2016 list


AKA, the #3RDWRLDBOSS, has been listed as one of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists, making him the only African based artist to feature on the coveted annual tip list which was revealed last night.

The annual BBC Radio 1Xtra “HOT FOR” tip list, hosts predictions of the most promising, exciting and sought after artists that they feel will emerge over the next 12 months. The list has been one of the first to outline artists that have gone on to greater success such as the likes of Drake, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Sam Smith and Stormzy just to mention a few.

AKA’s, the official KING OF SA RADIO, inclusion in this years’ list is not surprising and is just testament to his crossover appeal for the European and American markets.

“This is unprecedented as AKA is the first African based artist to appear on the list during its 4 year run. Most artists on that list have had great careers and have gone on to be global phenomenas. It’s a prestigious symbol of confidence in our work from one of the world’s leading media players, and a great sign of things to come for the year ahead as the Vth Season team and AKA roll-out international growth master plans” expresses Benza, Vth Season Director and co-founder.

Read more about the BBC Radio 1Xtra HOT FOR 2016 list here:

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” list embraces a cross section of artists in various musical genres striving to perfect their craft and are currently on their “A” game. AKA had a phenomenal 2015 which set the stage for only greater things to come in 2016.

AKA’s #1Video and massive #1 single #BADDEST is currently on the BBC 1XTRA playlist and will get spot plays on BBC 1. This is his second single after the African smash hit “All Eyes on Me” to get on BBC 1 XTRA, yet again breaking records for a South African artist.

Watch AKA’s #Baddest music video here

Watch AKA’s #AllEyesOnMe music video (over 1 million views) here

Connect with AKA

Twitter: @akaworldwide / @vthseason
Instagram: @akaworldwide

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Mzansi’s stellar cast for’s Heist

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X: TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 9:30PM’s new thrilling action drama has scored some of South Africa’s most talented actors. Heist which is inspired by a true story premieres on on Tuesday, 9 February at 9:30PM.

The series is produced by Branded Soul who also created the captivating rural drama Matatiele. Heist is inspired by the mysterious cash heist that took place at the Justin Bieber concert in 2013. The drama series is both entertaining and engaging with deep character lines. It is a very timely exploration of the lengths and impact money has on our daily lives. Side by side the drama series also showcases the survival and extremes people are willing to go through to improve their livelihood. It’s a story of resilience.

The story is filmed in various parts of Alexandra adjacent to the affluent northern suburbs of Sandton, focusing on social challenges people face in townships. To portray these realities, the action drama series is filled with Mzansi’s best TV and film talent. Viewers can look forward to the likes of Jerry Mofokeng who is known for his hilarious humour. He plays a lead character called “Talent”, who is the old stadium grass cutter that gets unfairly dismissed. He then puts a gang together to help him pull a heist at a concert.
Viewers can look forward to seeing Jody Abrahams as “Mark” the big boss that fires “Talent”, Warren Masemola as Flash, Wright Ngubeni as 5bob, Phumeza Mdabe as Thembi, Warren Masemola as Cosatu, the talented Mbali Ka Ngwenya as Merci, Meshack Mavuso as Chairperson and Kenneth Nkosi as Gorgeous Stash.

Heist is a story about survival and the lengths some people are willing to go in desperate times. This series will indeed capture the hearts of our viewers after the success of Z’bondiwe. In 2016, our viewers will enjoy more innovative and diverse local content. We want to bring more action, edge and thrill to the channel. ” says Monde Twala, Managing Director for Channels.
The drama series will keep viewers captivated and attuned to the social challenges that many South Africans face.

Heist is an action drama not to be missed every Tuesday night on at 9:30PM from 9 February 2016.
Viewers will now get the opportunity to watch the drama in HD quality on eHD on both OpenView HD and DStv Explorer.

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Reality Sundays with Mahadi-Lobola Season two on

Mahadi lobola kicks off with season two of the reality TV series, Mahadi-Lobola . The thrilling series follows the families of lovers as they negotiate lobola. Season two will air from Sunday, 24 January 2016 at 6.05pm on

Mahadi-Lobola showcases both the complex and celebratory processes in which different cultures in South Africa participate during the lobola negotiations. Viewers can look forward to experiencing all the family drama that comes with lobola negotiations, unscripted and unpredictable. The series reflects Mzansi’s diversity in this long-standing tradition. The viewers will discover the dos and don’ts of other South African cultures.

“When we commissioned season 1 of Mahadi-Lobola, we wanted to showcase an African tradition which is largely misunderstood. The show is entertaining and authentic reality TV series suitable for family viewing on Sunday evenings. Mahadi is a showcase of South Africa’s indigenous heritage.” Says Managing Director for Channels, Monde Twala.

Season 2 will still be narrated by Gontse Nteshegang, who has previously played Elizabeth in youth soapie Rhythm City in 2011. Each Mahadi-Lobola episode will introduce the bride and groom as well other contributing characters in their lives such as uncles, aunts, mothers and fathers. We follow them as negotiations take place, and family members sometimes bantering over the value of the lobola, women preparing the feasts and the outcome in the end.

“Urban Brew Studios is highly excited to bring the second season of Mahadi-Lobola. This is a celebratory show that showcases the richness of our diverse heritage. In the show we continue to explore how families create relationship through the cultural institution of lobola. The show deals with the subject in a dignified, respectful and authentic way” says producer Khulile Nxumalo.

Reality Sundays with Mahadi-Lobola 2 premieres on 24 January 2016 at 6.05pm. Viewers will now get the opportunity to watch the reality series in HD quality on eHD on both OpenView HD and DSTV Explorer.

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Mo Flava to give away 10 bursaries

Mo Flava

For the 6th year running, Metro FM radio personality and club DJ, Mo Flava, is set to give away 10 bursaries to prospective students with a diploma entry matric certificate.

Mo Flava will be giving away bursaries to students interested in studying Media at Boston Media House.

Media Studies are often an overlooked qualification as if having a nice voice or being good looking will cut it. Mo Flava wants to change that perception and break stereotypes that to get into the Media industry one does not need to study. “Whether someone wants to be on radio as a host or producer, on TV, or as a journalist, it is important to understand the craft and sciences behind these fields and what it takes to be excellent, just like anyone trying to studying and get into finance or accounting for example” expresses Mo Flava.

Auditions/Interviews will be held at both the Boston Media House Sandton and Pretoria campuses during the Boston Media House open days running from the 16th to the 30th of January. Mo Flava will conduct all the auditions and will be available between 09:30am and 13:30pm on the below dates after which he will make a judgement on which 10 candidates will receive Boston Media House bursaries from him.

Audition dates:

  • 16 January Sandton
  • 23 January Pretoria
  • 30 January Sandton

The open days will also include an “Ask Me Anything”, where a panel of industry experts will be invited to share their knowledge about the media industry. All prospective media students are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Connect with Mo Flava on social media for tips on how prospective candidates can prepare for their audition.

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Twitter: @MoFlavaDJ
Instagram: @MoFlava

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The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, take Ukhozi FM’s Song of The Year title

The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves

South Africa’s dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, have proven yet again why they are the #KingsOfTheWeekend. This past weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves’ lead single off their debut album, #KOTWAnthem featuring Professor, was announced as the Song of The Year by Ukhozi FM.

“Thank you Ukhozi FM for the amazing platform and thank YOU to YOU ALL who gave this any bit of attention and voted, helping us reach this incredible milestone. We are beyond humbled and appreciate this greatly. Definitely the best way to start the year for us! Props once again to Professor and DJ Micks for their invaluable role in the creation of the song” expresses SPHEctacula and DJ Naves.

#KOTWAnthem has been a smash hit single since its release in August 2015, charting on various stations across the country, and most recently taking the number #2 position on the Metro FM Top 30 Experience Chart. The song went viral numerous times on social media with campaigns such as the #KOTWAnthem SMS challenge as well as the #KOTWAnthem Instagram dance challenge.

The highly anticipated follow on single from the #KingsOfTheWeekend is due for release at the end of this month. Make sure to keep a look out for what is expected to be yet another trail blazing single from SPHEctacula and DJ Naves.

Watch SPHEctacula and DJ Naves’ #KOTWAnthem featuring Professor on YouTube here:


Purchase #KOTWAnthem featuring Professor on iTunes here:

Purchase the #KingsOfTheWeekend album on iTunes here:

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves’ debut album #KingsOfTheWeekend is available at all good music stores and major online platforms.

Catch the #KingsOfTheWeekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, on the #ThePrepartySA every Saturday night between 18h00 and 20h00 on Metro FM and also on the SABC 1 hit talent search TV Show, #1sand2s’.

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TRESOR wraps up 2015 on a high note

TRESOR wraps up 2015 on a high note

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Multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter and producer, TRESOR, wraps up 2015 on a high note! From a number #1 hit, signing a global deal, releasing his debut album, VII, to being named one of the Top 10 most played artists locally for 2015, see below some of TRESOR’s highlights.


  • Signed to Sony Music Entertainment Africa and released his debut album VII! The album includes collaborations with AKA, The Soil, Khuli Chana and Beatenberg.
  • “Mount Everest” feat. AKA (Freddy Verano Mix) was a NUMBER ONE Dance Airplay Hit in Italy. The video has surpassed ONE MILLION VIEWS on Vevo!
  • TRESOR also joined a number of Italian super stars at Battiti Live Festival in Southern Italy where he performed for an amazing crowd of 60 000 people.
  • Signed a worldwide deal with international record label Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to North & South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia as well as the Benelux region.
  • Selected as an ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital Trust!
  • “Never Let Me Go” (Mobi Dixon Remix) charting across stations including national urban station Metro FM! The single was recently performed on LIVEAMP, SABC1!
  • Current single, “Zambezi” feat. Beatenberg climbing up the Airplay Chart, charting across regional radio stations as well as national CHR 5FM!
  • Has just released “Evergreen with The Kiffness” for 5FM’s Xperia Mashlab.

Purchase TRESOR’s VII album here: or at any good music store!

Connect with TRESOR

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Twitter: @TRESOROfficial /@VthSeason
Instagram: @TRESOROfficial

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DJ Zan-D’s #BADinDecember single reaches number #1 on 5FM’s #TheStirUp with Ms Cosmo

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One of SA’s finest hip hop DJs, Zan-D, has found a winning formula with his new single #BADinDecember. #BADinDecember was a trending topic in South Africa when it was first released, it made it to the number #1 spot on the YFM Hot 99 hip hop chart, and now it has also made it to the number #1 spot on 5FM’s Local Top 5 chart on The Stir Up with Ms Cosmo.

“Just a few weeks ago #BADinDecember was number 1 on the YFM Hot 99 hip hop chart and for it to now also be number 1 on the 5FM’s The Stir Up local hip hop chart is just proof that this is a hit song. I’m so ecstatic. It’s such a great feeling” expresses DJ Zan-D.

DJ Zan-D’s #BADinDecember features Reason, Ginger Breadman, Stilo Magolide & Sakhekile. Buy the track on iTunes here:

#BADinDecember is also available on all major music platforms such as: Beatport, Juno Download, Amazon, Google Play, Beats Music, Shazam, Spotify, Deezer and Music Key.

#BADinDecember is an impressive follow on single to DJ Zan-D’s highly successful debut single, #Runway. Watch DJ Zan-D’s #Runway music video here:

Make sure to tune into YFM every Thursday at 6pm to catch DJ Zan-D’s #YTKO mix!

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Twitter: @DJZanD
Instagram: @DJZanD

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The 7th Annual Cooler Boxing Day To Take Place On Saturday

Coolerboxing Day

Coolerboxingday Holdings is proud to bring Coolerboxing Day to Attreridgeville, Pretoria for the seventh year in a row. Coolerboxingday is an event that began as a mini get together among friends and family on the 26th December 2009, and has since grown into an outdoor event that caters to 7000+ patrons annually.

The event caters to young, urban and vibrant adults with the vision to meet, enjoy good music, socialize and network in a mutually comfortable and secure environment

DJ & Artists Line-Up

Coolerboxing Day 2015 will bring you great entertainment from well-known artists such as:

K.O (Caracara)
Charles Webster (UK International DJ/Producer)
Heavy K
Dj Voqul & More…

Tickets are available for purchase at Computicket for R150 and R200 at the gates. Gates will open at 12pm .Cooler boxes are welcome (at R100), as it is CoolerboxingDay. No bottles are allowed.

About CoolerboxingDay

Coolerboxingday is an event that began as a mini get together among friends and family on the 26th December 2009, and has since grown into an outdoor event that caters to 7000+ patrons annually. The event caters to young, urban and vibrant adults with the vision to meet, enjoy good music, socialize and network in a mutually comfortable and secure environment.

Getting Together During Festive Season

The founders of the event are young adults who felt the need to create a space in which their peers could get together and exchange ideas, network and have fun at the same time.

Coolerboxingday is invested in the community in which it began. All the events thus far, have taken place in the heart of Pretoria. And through growth, the entity decided to spread its wings and share the spirit of urban union with one and all.

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